Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students

Congress of Graduate Students



There are currently four (3) standing committees in COGS. Members are appointed by the Speaker, and with the exception of the Budget Committee, meets at least once every two months. 

Each committee has a chair who is elected by its members. Committees (with the exception of the budget committee) reports to the Congress on their activities at each meeting of the Assembly.


Internal Affairs:
A) Prepare and distribute the monthly COGS newsletter
B) Keep website information updated
C) Outreach to fill vacant seats in the Assembly
D) Relations between COGS and the SGA, MSC, and LSC
E) Oversight all COGS funding expenditure
F) Train new COGS members
G) Make/Propose amendments to the COGS Code
H) Hear cases of impeachment and removal prior to the full Assembly
I) Maintain attendance records, and initiate removal proceedings for members who are no longer in compliance with attendance requirements
J) All other areas in which the Chair and the Speaker agree the committee should focus


Student Affairs:
A) Academics and Honor Policy
B) Parking and Transportation
C) Housing and Dining
D) Library
E) Health and Wellness
F) Social and Community Programming
G) All other areas in which the Chair and the Speaker agree


Student Advocacy:
A) Graduate student pay and funding
B) Childcare
C) Relations with the Graduate Assistants Union
D) Diversity on campus
E) Health Insurance
F) All other areas in which the Chair and the Speaker agree the
committee should focus


Committee Chairs and Upcoming Meetings


Internal Affairs Committee:
Chair: Matthew Linsky
Vice-Chair: Nella Delva
Members: Ben Horner, Anthanasios Ethan Vouzas, Jacob Myrhe, Nicole Ryan, Rachel Neale, Robert Creigh, Sarah Collins
Dates: 4/11, 4/25
Time: 7 - 8 pm ET
Zoom Link: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/9091964098

Student Affairs Committee:
Chair: Hannah Smith 
Vice Chair: Shyam Amaraneni
Members: Andrew Goulette, Chris Hagemeyer, Francis Baffour-Awuah Junior, Gaurav Harshe, Keturah Young, Luis Basualdo, Parker Wilson, Shibu Adhikari
Date: 4/15
Time: 4:30 - 4:45 pm ET
Zoom Link: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/98404923677

Student Advocacy Committee:
Chair: Amber Noor Mustafa
Vice-Chair: Susan Rogowski
Members: Alaba Ilesanmi, Christian Gfatter, Jorge Galeano Cabral, Laura Vaughn, Micah Hirsch, Samuel Boatright
Date: 4/25
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm ET
Zoom Link:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/98866590781 



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